Thursday, October 30, 2008

One country divided by a common language

Yesterday I talked to a very friendly and helpful lady on the phone about a dried sweet potato product for dogs. She had one of those Midwestern accents in which, in my experience, people are always just so nice to other people.

What do you suppose these people do when they need to swear? Do they suddenly sound like they were born in the Bronx?

My linguistics education tells me no, but my gut instinct has a hard time believing it.


jaydub said...

If they're like my grandpa, they say "Well, golly!"

wombat said...

Is that what that means!